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syslog_ng (24) Versions 1.0.1

Installs and Configures syslog_ng

cookbook 'syslog_ng', '= 1.0.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'syslog_ng', '= 1.0.1'
knife supermarket install syslog_ng
knife supermarket download syslog_ng
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Provides a set of resources to install and configure syslog-ng.


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Change Log



  • yum-epel for RHEL/CentOS/Amazon


The following platforms are supported and tested with Test Kitchen:

  • RHEL/CentOS 7+
  • Ubuntu 16.04+
  • Debian 8+
  • Amazon Linux 2+


The following resources are provided:

  • [syslog_ng_block](documentation/
  • [syslog_ng_config](documentation/
  • [syslog_ng_destination](documentation/
  • [syslog_ng_filter](documentation/
  • [syslog_ng_log](documentation/
  • [syslog_ng_package](documentation/
  • [syslog_ng_parser](documentation/
  • [syslog_ng_rewrite](documentation/
  • [syslog_ng_service](documentation/
  • [syslog_ng_source](documentation/
  • [syslog_ng_template](documentation/

Resource Parameter Values - Notes

Parameter values can generally be passed as the expected format type for the parameter they configure, for example integers for number fields and strings for text parameters.
There are some exceptions to this rule such as the use-dns() parameter which accepts either yes, no or persist_only. In this case the persist_only option is not a string but a symbol and must be passed as such else it will be quoted as per normal strings and syslog-ng will fail with a configuration error.


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Dependent cookbooks

yum-epel >= 3.3.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.


1.0.1 (2020-09-16)

  • resolved cookstyle error: test/cookbooks/syslog_ng_test/recipes/package_copr.rb:22:14 refactor: ChefCorrectness/InvalidPlatformFamilyInCase
  • Fix configuration test running every Chef run regardless of service action - @bmhughes

1.0.0 (2020-05-14)

Version 1.0.0 has multiple breaking changes, please see [](./

  • Rename install resource to package and refactor
    • The following functionality has been removed and will be required to be implemented by the integrator wrapper cookbook:
    • Remove installation from COPR/Latest repositories
    • Remove repoistory cleanup function
    • Remove rsyslog removal function
  • The syslog_ng_template resource template property has been renamed to template_expression to avoid a clash with the Chef template file override property
  • Renamed syslog_ng_config_global to syslog_ng_config
  • Multiple resource properties renamed
  • Refactoring of helper modules
  • Added the syslog_ng_service and syslog_ng_block resources

0.3.5 (2020-05-05)

  • resolved cookstyle error: resources/install.rb:58:28 refactor: ChefStyle/UsePlatformHelpers
  • resolved cookstyle error: resources/install.rb:93:26 refactor: ChefStyle/UsePlatformHelpers

v0.3.4 (2020-01-14)

  • Update default COPR versions to 3.25
  • Foodcritic fixes
  • Update Kitchen platforms

v0.3.3 (2019-11-16)

  • #25 - Fix Debian/Ubuntu latest package repository

v0.3.2 (2019-08-20)

  • Add the ability to specify unquoted parameter string values as symbols.

v0.3.1 (2019-07-09)

  • Add package exclude option to install resource
  • Add githead installation option

v0.3.0 (2019-07-04)

  • Default COPR repository updated to v3.22
  • Add log junction/channel support

v0.2.1 (2019-04-29)

  • Add missing rewrite property to log resource
  • Add multi function support to rewrite resource

v0.2.0 (2019-04-26)

  • Default COPR repository updated to v3.20
  • Added resources to create:
    • Template
    • Rewrite
    • Parser
  • Added multiline generation for source and destinations
  • Added multiple driver support for source and destinations
  • Added embedded source/destination/filter statement support to the log resource
  • Added latest version repo support for deb based distributions
  • The copr install resource option has changed to latest to reflect addition of apt support
  • Added cleanup option to the install resource to remove superseded COPR .repo files on update
  • Helper libraries refactored
  • Various bug fixes

v0.1.0 (2019-02-08)

Initial release

  • Installs syslog-ng from distro packages or COPR on CentOS/Fedora.
  • Generates global configuration file from node attributes.
  • Generates from node attributes:
    • Destinations
    • Filters
    • Sources
    • Logs

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